Paul Mescal, an Irish actor, was born on February 2, 1996. He grew up in Maynooth and attended The Lir Academy before graduating in 2017. He then appeared in plays such as The Great Gatsby, Asking for It, and The Lieutenant of Inishmore in Dublin theaters.
Mescal received a British Academy Television Award in addition to being nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and receiving praise for his performance as the lead in the miniseries Normal People (2020).
Following a supporting role in the 2021 psychological drama The Lost Daughter, Mescal went on to star in the 2022 drama films God’s Creatures and Aftersun, both of which received favorable reviews.
He received nominated for the BAFTA and Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of a troubled parent in the latter.
Career of Paul Mescal
Mescal accepted the part of Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby at the Gate Theatre in Dublin after being offered roles in the plays Angela’s Ashes and The Great Gatsby after earning his bachelor’s in arts. At the same theater that year, he also played the Prince in a modern adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Red Shoes.
The Times’ Steve Cummins praised Mescal’s standout performance in the 2018 world premiere of Louise O’Neill’s play Asking for It at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. He performed in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Kilkenny Arts Festival and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man for the Rough Magic Theatre Company shows in the same year.
Paul Mescal wife: Is Paul Mescal married?
Paul Mescal is not married but he has a girlfriend. Mescal and musician Phoebe Bridgers have been dating since 2020. He had an appearance in Phoebe Waller-music Bridge’s video for Bridgers’ song “Savior Complex.”